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Our dreams will break the boundaries of our fear(s).

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~Brandon Flowers

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Do not let your passions

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destroy 

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your dreams.

~Sir LANCElot (from “Camelot”)

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LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson often warns of this temptation

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See that ye bridle all your passions

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Alma 38:12

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READERS:

1) How do these simple and profound truths relate to you?

2)  How can you make sure that you stay in control of your passions so that you can reach your dreams?

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I think it’s time for you,

Imageto get off the computer for a little bit!  Go for a walk, go do a load of laundry, go volunteer at a nursing home, go call your sister, go read your scriptures, go plan your week.  And the list goes on, and on.

Seriously folks, we are TOO ONLINE these days!  I very much appreciate that you read my blog, but the OUTERnet can be even better than the INTERnet.

Lyrics here

I love this song of Mr. Paisley‘s.

It is a PERFECT satire of this social problem

(although there is the teensiest bit of mild lyrical innuendo)

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And Elder David A Bednar of the LDS Church warns of this ubiquitous problem

of assuming fake identities on the internet.

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CLICK HERE for that talk (and my sweet thoughts on it) that is insanely awesome

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But back to Ms. Wilkinson’s main point (bookending!)

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I love you all (platonically and literally),

but right now I think it would be oh! so wise

to go attend to the matters of real life, know what I mean?

So now skedaddle!  GO DO SOMETHING!

But I’ll see ya back here eventually, right?

🙂

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Even Great Artists

ImageNEED A STYLIST!     Image“This is NOT an outfit (picked out) by committee, people.”

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And now I’m about to say something that

I often wish I could shout fiddle from the rooftops.

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Are you listening?

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Okay, here I go:

 

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“I DON’T ANSWER TO ANYBODY,

AND IT’S A LOVELY, LOVELY FEELING!”

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There are of course limits to this philosophy, because I do represent Christ,

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I believe that women can be sexy,

but also ought to maintain class and (line of) propriety,

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and also I am a role model.

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But still “I do what I want!”

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Katherine, get back to John Mayer…

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Read more here about the concert that LITERALLY(!) changed my life…

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(more to come on Johnny’s brilliant monologue/idea)

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And now Lightn’ing strikes for that thunderbolt of blasphemy

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for comparing myself to one of the greatest guitarists/poets of all time…

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But allow me to quote from him once again:

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“I LOOK GOOD CUZ I FEEL GOOD!”

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🙂

4 John Mayer lyrics/links/quotations in one post.  Excellent job, sweet self…

Oh, yah, not only do KW and JM share fashion blunders, we also share writing blunders.  Check it out here. 

PS.  Even if your outfits are occasionally a little whacky, you can still be as cool as me.

“It’s true.  It’s true.  I choose you! (says Sara Bareilles). 

To have an awesome day!

Now GO!

Go fall in love.

Go change the world.

Go help an old lady move.

Go help her carry her groceries.

Go clean your car, (that’s what I need to do).

I need to go do my hair, and a few other things…

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I.  Choose.  You. 

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Although I am a fan of Sutton Foster,

when it comes to this blog, anything does NOT go.  The LDS writer Joanna Brooks has made me think about this and it’s implications regarding that golden line of propriety.  She has a policy of “Anything Goes” when it comes to comments on her blog posts, but I have firmly chosen required approval for mine.  But let’s get away from talking comments because I don’t really have a ton  (yet) anyways 🙂  I will not feature any experience/person/picture/video on this blog.  Again, I run the risk of coming across as self-righteous, but that’s alright because I like running AND I like risks.  And I also know that while I’m not perfect, I do my very best to not judge others while still holding true to my own convictions.  So while I respect Joanna as a human, Mormon, AND woman (just like me!), I differ from her in this regard, and in many others as well.

But there are a LOT of things I do wish to feature on my blog.  And many, many good things already in the works.  Stay tuned!

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Sometimes you can make your sister smile even when she’s really tired…

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BY SURPRISING HER AT THE FINISH LINE!

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Thought I was asleep, didn’t ya, Margaret?

🙂

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I’m the CENTER(piece) of attention!

Fuchsia Centerpiece:

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Green Center Piece:

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Yellow Center Piece:

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Black and white Centerpiece:

Alfredo and me

Black and white Centerpiece:

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sorry, Mom…

Pink Centerpiece:

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Red Centerpiece:

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Fuschia (again) Centerpiece:

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Think I should add this skill to my resume?  🙂

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Some pictures have unexpected bright light in them,

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but it works 🙂

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Being the only one wearing sunglasses because you’re so pale and have blue eyes…

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Been there.

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It’s hard to make convincing running poses

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particularly when you’re clearly inside,

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are wearing your medal and have already crossed the finish line,

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or are standing in a cute pose with your friends. 

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It’s also hard to fake eating when your food is all gone. 

 

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Claim Your Strengths.

                                                              Claim Them. 

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Sounds like a new Nike ad slogan or something, huh?  Big bucks are coming my way! Truth in jest.  If you’re real nice to me, maybe I’ll share. Dead Serious.

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Some say SJP looks like a horse….

SJP horse face

but I think some days I do, too….

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# was the photographer at a race and got bored while waiting for runners

#Carrie Bradshaw at heart

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We put the “Sista” in IrreSISTAble, knowhaydaimean?

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*had to modify the spelling, but only ever so slightly

*ain’t too old for matching outfits for long distance races

*in pain when this pic was taken (but still smiling cuz I’m with my SISTA!)

Core Beliefs:  you know 🙂

PS.  Check out these other Sistas.  They interviewed Vilate Nielsen (I wrote her story for the Mormon Women’s Project.)

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Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

Imagejaney steve katherine templepunk rocker flowers renae pretty

#that pic with Clover the dog was taken before BYU in high school, I’m sorry sometimes modesty just clashed with my outfit

#I KNOW MODESTY IS IMPORTANT (Nae and I were hiking in the other one)

#Core Beliefs:  Humor, Kindness, Beauty, Expression, Creativity

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T-shirts I LOVE!

I want THIS T-SHIRT:

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(chemical equation of Chocolate)

and THIS T-SHIRT: Image

(from “The Big Bang Theory“)  watch here:  (TOTALLY CLEAN AND FUNNY CLIP, Sam):

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I HAD these t-shirts, but Tori Blonquist Powell borrowed them and never gave them back.  It’s alright, girl.  Ain’t holding a grudge.  Let bygones be bygones. You’ve done so much for me that stupid t-shirts don’t matter…Still, I can’t help but reminisce…

(they said “I can’t, I’m Mormon,” but Eliza and I thought our Mormonism empowered us instead of limited us, so we modified a little)….

A whole blog post devoted to shirts, you might ask?  Um, would you rather have me walking around like this? 🙂

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#scandalous

#brandichastain

#aftermyrace

#trick question

#careful how you answer

#don’t judge

#sorry mom

Core Beliefs: Beauty, Humor, Expression, Creativity, Understanding

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My Dream Job…

“I wish there was a career called “get 8 hrs of sleep a night, exercise everyday, do all your laundry and grocery shopping, pay all your bills and do all your errands, and hang out with friends and have fun” with benefits and paid vacation…”

*29 Facebook Likes and 8 Facebook Comments (but who’s counting?)

*don’t you just love how I perfectly and humorously capture the quarter-life angst of many 20-something Americans in 2013?  not bad if I do say so myself…

Core Beliefs:  Beauty, humor, expression, understanding, kindness

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My Fitness Level these days…

Not as good as this:

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But not as bad as this:

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(no offense to this woman, I’m sure she have many good qualities)

#has-been

#i’ll run another marathon someday maybe

#my dad says if you run 1 marathon that is admirable, more than 1 that is crazy…maybe i’ll stick with halves

Core Beliefs:  humor, beauty, expression, kindness

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